Having spent a very high percentage of my wood flooring career coming into contact with the dreaded chipboard squeak, I, like many others just became complacent to the fact. “That’s just chipboard flooring. It squeaks, end of!”. My complacency was the same as everyone else’s. It’s almost like culturally, people had just given up and conceded.
After recently being asked to solve cracking ceiling noises in a brand new home, it has come to our attention that current recommended guidelines to install resilient bars is somewhat flawed. The particular property we were asked to look at had significant issues with the ceilings emitting a cracking/popping sound. This was after the ceilings had resilient bars installed!
Guidelines produced in 2013 by the GPDA, UK Timber Frame Association, NHBC and Salford University Continue reading “Cracking Ceiling Noises Solved!”
Over the years, we’ve come into contact with people that are just at the end of their tether from the disruption caused by chronically noisy chipboard floors! To those that don’t suffer this problem, it may well seem somewhat trivial. For those that do, it can very literally be depressing.
Imagine constantly living on an 18th century ship (without the rocking of course)?
Some houses can sound haunting. Continue reading “Our Solution Is Life Changing”
Over the years of dealing with and solving chronic noisy chipboard floors and their other associated problems, we’ve clearly been given the chance to gain a great deal of feedback from our clients. When I started this company, I don’t think I was fully aware of just what effect these floors were having on people.
Of course, the effects of noise is down to perspective and type of constitution a person has. However, everyone has their limits. Continue reading “The Emotional Effects Of Noisy Chipboard”
Coming from a lengthy wood floor installation background of collectively more than fifty years, clearly we’re well placed to provide you with good quality information. Over the past several years addressing failed chipboard floors, we’ve developed a deep understanding of how it works and why it fails on a regular basis.
Here’s a previous article highlighting five main reasons why chipboard fails , but in this article we’ll be looking at why it is destined to fail, even when all installation and acclimatisation guidelines are strictly met. Continue reading “Why Is Chipboard Destined To Fail?”
I’ve recently had a lengthy conversation with a potential client of ours regarding their six month old property. The floors are horrendous, and that’s putting it mildly! As the property is so new, clearly a guarantee is given with the build, backed by the NHBC. This particular guarantee covers two instances of structural failure. Of which my client was under the impression his floors would be covered.
Apparently there is some disagreement with that fact. I’ve been told of comments given to some of our passed clients from the NHBC Continue reading “Is Noisy Chipboard Normal?”
Apartment blocks can be one of THE worst places for transmission of sound, period. From lifts, to slamming doors, they can all play their part in disturbing your comfort. However, by far, the floors can often be the worst intrusion of your privacy.
An ever constant reminder Continue reading “Noisy Chipboard Flooring From Upstairs Apartment”
Over the past years of solving squeaky chipboard floors, a relatively new phenomenon has appeared. It’s something that had us stumped for quite some time! Cracking noises coming from ceilings when someone walks above. A very intrusive problem, that cheapens a property as well as proves to be extremely irritating for the occupants. Continue reading “Cracking Noise From Ceiling”
A lot of blame for squeaky creaky sub-floors can be attributed to chipboard, and rightly so. Chipboard is a chronic and consistent problem in our day and age. Although chipboard can be associated with approximately 90% of the typical squeaks and creaks, over the years we’ve found several areas that also add to the noise..
One of them being mid joist support noggins and/or perimeter noggins. Often Continue reading “It’s Not Always Just Chipboard That Squeaks”
The absolute last thing anyone would expect with a newly renovated property is squeaky noisy floors! And rightly so! Since we began solving squeaky chipboard floors, we’ve received a huge number of enquiries from clients with brand new or nearly brand new renovated properties all over the country..
Anyone in their right mind would not dream of accepting a fresh build that is stunning in every way, except the most critical aspect that will let itself be known every STEP of the way! Continue reading “Squeaky Floor In Newly Renovated Property”